International Director Program Management Office “Transformation” (m/f)

Financial Services Provider

The company

Our client is one of the leading integrated financial services providers worldwide.

With more than 140,000 employees worldwide, our client serves to millions of customers in more than 70 countries. On the insurance side, the company is one of the market leaders in the German market and has a strong international presence.

Our client is setting up a large international transformation program to harmonize processes and customer experience. This transformation program has a very high exposure to the Board and high priority with high impact. The Senior Team is being set up and we are looking for analytical, hands-on, transformation driven and international professionals to be part of it.

For this specific position we are looking for a senior professional to lead the overall Project Management Office (PMO) with extensive experience in PMO and large international transformation programs.

Your tasks

  • Lead the overall PMO for the transformation and set up a state-of-the-art PMO
  • Conduct controlling tasks within the operations area including cost- and project controlling and reporting to the management board
  • Check compliance to existing quality standards and initiate optimizations to improve software and process quality
  • Act as the main interface between the Business Unit and the company locally and globally
  • Support the standardization and harmonization of processes at the local level, and facilitate the roll-out of Group solutions
  • Drive business transformation and sustain the change required by the corporate agenda. Our client is focused on standardising and simplifying processes to increase customer satisfaction and business value

What you bring with you

  • Diploma or Master’s degree, preferably in business administration/information technology
  • Ideally 8+ years of consulting and operational excellence and PMO experience – you have already managed large transformations from the PMO side
  • Financial Services industry is not mandatory but a plus
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and conceptual capabilities
  • Pro-active and independent hands-on working style with ability to deliver high-quality results, even under time pressure
  • Organizational skills with attention to detail
  • International mindset and experience are very important
  • High level of client orientation and strong collaboration skills, ability to work both independently in own area of expertise and cross-functional as part of the team
  • Absolute ‘can do’ attitude, high degree of motivation and entrepreneurial thinking, willingness to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and international environment, readiness to travel
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (communication, negotiation and mediation) and ability to develop strong business relationships with internal and external stakeholders; impact presence and credibility with executive and management level leaders
  • Mobility important due to travelling internationally
  • Excellent German and English language skills